TV ALERT–Johnny Depp and AT WORLD'S END on EXTRA! tonight, May 2nd

Set your TIVOs and your VCRs, pirate fans–the syndicated entertainment news show EXTRA! is advertising an appearance by our favorite buccaneer and his new movie AT WORLD’S END on tonight’s show, Tuesday, May 2nd: “Movie Exclusives–EXTRA! is first with Johnny Depp and new scenes from the next PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Sequel.” Promise us that and we’ll be sure to tune in, EXTRA! Many thanks to emma for the heads-up. –Part-Time Poet

"If they had a good script, why not?" Johnny Depp considers making PIRATES 4, 5 and 6

The 10th Anniversary issue of MOVIE MAGIC Magazine has a five-page feature on AT WORLD’S END called “Yo Ho Ho, Jack’s Back!” Their interview with Johnny Depp finds him speculating about the possibility of continuing the PIRATES franchise. “Maybe there’ll be a PIRATES 4, 5 and 6,” says Johnny. “If they had a good script, why not? I mean, at a certain point the madness must stop, but for the moment, I can’t say that Captain Jack Sparrow’s done. I just feel like there are more things you could do. Because I suppose, with a character like this, the parameters are a little broader, so there are more possibilities, I think. And he’s a fun character to play. I was really not looking forward to saying goodbye to him.”

Thanks to Shadow for posting scans of the MOVIE MAGIC article on the News & Views forum; you can read the complete article there. –Part-Time Poet

BRANDO documentary debuts on Turner Classic Movies–features interview with Johnny Depp

The photo at left features Johnny Depp doing his impersonation of Marlon Brando during the excellent two-part documentary BRANDO airing on Turner Classic Movies on May 1st and 2nd. The retrospective examines Brando’s performances and his impact on the film industry, but it also includes fascinating reminiscences with his children, friends and colleagues. “Marlon revolutionized acting,” Johnny tells the filmmakers. “Without question, he was the pioneer; he changed it.” When watching a Brando performance, Johnny explains, “You were watching someone feel, so what became infinitely more important was what was going on underneath the words, when you watched Marlon Brando.”

On the purely personal level, Brando’s daughter Rebecca describes what it was like to spend time with him: “When you were walking with him or in a room with him, there was more to life. He could stop the planet. You were in the moment with him and that was it.” Zone members who have met Johnny Depp describe the same sort of reaction; he could stop the planet.

The Zone thanks dharma_bum for posting an article on the Brando documentary on the News & Views forum; thanks also to AnaMaria for the screencap of Johnny. –Part-Time Poet